Study Backs Up Five-Second Rule

One second you’re taking a bite of that delicious cookie, and the next thing you know, it’s on the floor. What do you do? If you’re a believer in the…

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Be a Consumer at the Doctor’s Office

The next time you go to the doctor, I want you to behave like a consumer rather than a patient. Why? Because doctors don’t always know best. Doctors are smart,…

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You Wanted to Know: Popping Joints

Whether it makes your skin crawl or whether you’re a habitual knuckle-cracker, nearly everyone has felt (and heard) a joint pop. But could these odd sensations be a sign of…

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Bust Myths this National Drug Facts Week

Today marks the start of National Drug Facts Week, a nationwide event dedicated to arming families, communities and young people with the information they need to help teens say no…

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At-Home Test Could Detect Early Signs of Dementia

A brief at-home test newly designed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center may be able to detect early signs of dementia. The test, which can be…

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Cognitive Training Could Help Seniors Stay Sharp a Decade Later

Brief periods of cognitive training in areas such as memory, reasoning and speed-of-processing may significantly improve cognitive ability and daily functioning for seniors, according to a new study. The Washington…

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Four Ways to Stay Safe in Cold Weather

This week, a record-setting polar vortex descended over a huge swath of the United States, blanketing more than half of Americans in unheard-of cold temperatures. While I hope that this…

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Sharecare Top 5: Flu Shot Myths that Can Make You Sick

Break out the tissues and hand sanitizer. Flu season, which typically begins in the fall, is in full swing. With it comes a slew of misinformation about the flu shot,…

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Weighing the Evidence on Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized doses of nicotine that may be inhaled. Manufacturers of these electronic cigarettes say that they are a good alternative for smokers who want…

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Top Health News Stories of 2013

From contaminated supplements to new statin guidelines, 2013 was a big year in health news. Here’s a look back at the most important studies and announcements from each month of 2013….

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